In the Critics section in this week's New Statesman , Tim Adams writes about Chris Ofili ahead of a major retrospective of that artist's work at Tate Britain, Will Self examines the etiquette of urinating in public, Hisham Matar remembers his father and Ryan Gilbey  celebrates Jacques Audiard's attempt to reinvent the prison movie.
You'll need to buy a copy of the magazine  to read it all. In the meantime, here are some further choice morsels to whet your appetite:
Paul Mason  on Stiglitz, Lanchester and the future of capitalism.
Daniel Trilling  on Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind".
Alyssa McDonald  on Barbara Ehrenreich's Smile or Die.